Having trouble paying your bills?

By: carson Jones

Debt Repayment

Debt repayment is simply the process of paying off your principal debt balance on a loan over a period of time. Despite a fairly sensible basic meaning, understanding how to use debt wisely and repay your debt effectively are keys to good money management. This includes an understanding of basic terms surrounding the debt repayment process.

Credit Counseling

Personalized counseling services that provide guidance and support for those who have gotten in over their heads financially. The objective of most credit counseling is to help the creditor avoid bankruptcy, as well as provide basic education on financial management. Many counseling services also negotiate with creditors on behalf of the borrower to reduce interest rates and late fees.

Bankrupsty

A legal proceeding involving a person or business that is unable to repay outstanding debts. The bankruptcy process begins with a petition filed by the debtor (most common) or on behalf of creditors (less common). All of the debtor's assets are measured and evaluated, whereupon the assets are used to repay a portion of outstanding debt. Upon the successful completion of bankruptcy proceedings, the debtor is relieved of the debt obligations incurred prior to filing for bankruptcy.